MJ: A Rose by Any Other Name Couldn’t Be Sweeter

My pal MJ Rose's new book, THE REINCARNATIONIST, is out. It's a must-read on several lists. Hopefully yours, too.

MJ is all great karma, a consumate schmoozer and one helluva networking diva. But more than that: an author who helps other writers, with an open heart.  I was so glad to stumble across this wonderful piece about that wonderful  MJ magic, written by Publishers Weekly‘s Bethanne Patrick.

Read it and weep,


Post-BEA-O-Rama: My Friend M.J.
June 7, 2007

It's a week after the BEA festivities began, and I've still got so
many names, ideas, books, authors, parties, and meals floating through
my mind… tell me, please, which galley you nabbed that you're most
excited about.

One that I got is The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose, which was one of the Buzz Panel choices this year:

"Mira Books executive editor Margaret Marbury's primary message to booksellers about M.J. Rose's forthcoming thriller, The Reincarnationist
(September), is that it will appeal to a broad audience, including
historical fiction fans, suspense readers and those with an interest in
Eastern and Western religions. Rose's ninth novel has received a slew
of advance praise, including a nod from Shelf Awareness‘s Marilyn Dahl, who deemed it ‘exhilarating.'"

I've known M.J. Rose for several years, and let me tell you
— if, as I said in an earlier post, Brad Meltzer is the nicest guy in
publishing, Rose is the nicest doll (sorry, I just can't bring myself
to use the world "gal"). She is supportive of other novelists, agents,
working writers, and media. I know I'm not the only friend whom she
supports both personally and professionally, because every time I'm
with her (as I was last Thursday night at the Galley Cat party), she
introduces me to other people with M.J. stories. Congratulations, M.J. You, of all authors, deserve this buzz. I'm having a great time reading The Reincarnationist and would love to hear from anyone else who has read/been reading it, too.

Posted by Bethanne Patrick on June 7, 2007 | Comments (1)

June 8, 2007
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I ran a contest to celebrate the release of my newest book, IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED. The prize: A 1GB iPod Shuffle! Sweet, huh?  The winner had to email back to me the right answer to a question about my excerpt for the book

And the winner is…


Kim Westgaard of Crystal Lake, IL! 

Enjoy it, Kim!


And Read an Excerpt of IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED here!

Watch Me Play Guest Postess with the Mostess…

To celebrate the launch of my new book, IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED, on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 I'll be guest blogging on the Avon FanLit site, as well as on the Black Diamonds RWA chapter's blog.

Then, on Thursday December 6, 2006, I will be the guest blogger on BACKSTORY, thriller writer MJ Rose's wonderful site that gives you the scoop on where and how writers get their inspiration…

Enjoy!  And please comment on what I write!

Hittin' the red carpet,


Ladies Who Launch…

(Posted 3:42 PM PST, September 26 2006)

Hey! Heads up! Tomorrow is the launch date for my new weekly column on M.J. Rose's renowned pub industry blog, BUZZ, BALLS, HYPE. I'll be riffing on authors, books and branding, which, if M.J. and I have our way, will ALWAYS go in lockstep. We both came out of the ad industry and feel that the publishing world would grow by leaps and bounds if it incorporated some of the marketing and promotional tricks that are tried and true in the selling of other products.  I'll try to touch on some of these each week. Feel free to email me there–or here, for that matter–with your comments.

I JUST LOVE LAUNCH PARTIES FOR BOOKS…particularly other peoples” books, since I'm always so angst-ridden at my own!  Last week, I went to two of them: My friends Melody Biringer, who started the awesome  CRAVE PARTY conglomerate, released CRAVE PARTY SAN FRANCISCO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE PLACES WOMEN CRAVE IN SAN FRANCISCO. The book truly is an urban girl's manifesto of the most unique clothing boutiques, pampering services and tasty boites around the city–all women-owned businesses. Best yet,  this little pocket-sized guide is a work of art in itself: its pages are glossy, it's crammed with wonderful color photos of every locale mentioned, and it is filled with  wonderful interviews of some of these women business owners. It's truly inspriring–and in some cases, mouthwatering…

Karin Tabke‘s launch party for the first book in her HOT COPS trilogy, was the place to be on Saturday!  Barnes & Noble/Antioch was the sponsoring bookstore, and the line out the door of fans who wanted to get their personally autographed copies is proof positive that Karin has a winning series on her hands. It's a tasty bonbon of a read (I gobbled it up in, like maybe a 26-hour stretch!) about a female cop who goes undercover in a strip club, to stop a white slavery ring. The sex scenes are sizzling. Karin could run a masters (mistress?) class in writing naughty and nuanced–but she'd have her hands full (literally and figuratively) with all the guyz who'd show up!

Read and recommended,


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And definitely check out my website, and read about my books: http://www.josiebrown.com